SUMMER HOUSE PICTURES is a full service International Film and Video Production Company, offering extremely Affordable Rates. Whether it’s directing your project, Line Producing and/or other Pre/Post Production services, Consulting, Festival Submissions or Visual FX . We are a one stop shop.
We are a team of talented and driven entertainment professionals, who focus on the needs of the motion picture industry, television industry, video arts companies, advertisers and corporations. Our team combines creativity, imagination and vision, with a strong focus on improving bottom line results. Our goal is to deliver success-oriented messaging with engaging entertainment. We specialize in Feature Films, Short Films, "Docu-style" Behind-The-Scenes, TV Pilots, Promo's, Music Videos, Commercials and Documentaries.
OUR MISSION: Focused on imagination and diligence, and filled with a never-ending spirit, Summer House Pictures strives to set and exceed our goals for the company and our customers while delivering outstanding value and services. Our team places the highest priority on quality and mass appeal. We pride ourselves on exceptional work filtered through positive messaging.
LAZRAEL LISON – Partner, Director, Writer, Producer
Having produced and directed five successful motion picture projects, a 15 episode comedy series, documentaries, commercials, music videos and a host of other film-related media. Lison leads the paramount team of imaginative and business savvy film professionals that make up Summer House Pictures.
Lison began writing and directing plays and short films in junior high school, demonstrating an early aptitude for success in the genre that has formed the foundation for his life-long career in film. After attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Lison eventually relocated to Los Angeles where he has built his independent media support company in the heart of the entertainment industry. He came out of the gate running, starting his company at age 21 where he began financing, writing and directing a wide range of film-based projects that gained creative notoriety.
Since founding Summer House Pictures, Lison and partner Tatiana Chekhova-Lison has expanded the reach of the company to include production of major motion picture projects, advertising, promotional media, brand enhancement and value-based marketing both globally and domestically. His corporate strategy is not only memorable, creative work fashioned by insight and diligence, but has improved bottom line performances for clients and investors. Lison's passions for creating, writing, directing and managing exceptional film projects have established him as an emerging creative leader in the independent film industry.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Lison has directed several motion picture features; among those are HALLOWEED starring Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Simon Rex, Jason Mewes and Ray Wise. PRIVATE NUMBER that is now on DVD and VOD, starring Tom Sizemore and Judd Nelson, Psychological Drama PERSPECTIVE, the award winning film KONTRAST with a shorter version also, and RIFT. Other achievements include the award winning, comedy series, KRAZY UNLEASHED, starring several major comedians who have appeared on Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Lately and Def Comedy Jam. Lison produced and directed several successful music videos, industrial, anti–drug PSAs, and commercial promotions.
TATIANA CHEKHOVA-LISON – Partner, Writer, Producer
Tatiana Chekhova-Lison has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry with emphasis on producing, line producing and writing successful motion pictures, animation and other film/video media. Originally from Belarus, Chekhova-Lison started her career as an actress, while completing a degree in Theater Arts from the prestigious Vakhtangov Theater Academy in Moscow. She worked internationally as an actress, ultimately moving to Canada and working in motion pictures and television, before relocating to Los Angeles, where she jumped behind the camera working as a producer and line producer in television, films and commercials. Some of her credits include: Awarding Winning film AIMEE PRICE starring John Savage, TV Pilot SUNNY SIDE UP!, and COSMIC QUANTUM RAY – 26 episodes of animated TV series that premiered on HUB in 2010 of which Chekhova held the title of Executive Producer.
Chekhova-Lison co-founded Summer House Pictures, where she produces and writes its many projects. In partnership with film director LazRael Lison, Chekhova-Lison produced the Drama PERSPECTIVE (2016), produced and co-wrote the psychological thriller: PRIVATE NUMBER, released June 2015, KONTRAST (2011), which won “Best Music” category and a “Best Lead Actor” nomination at the KinoVarka Forum of Alternative Cinema, and the Thriller/Horror feature RIFT, with limited theatrical run and release on DVDs and VOD.
ACHIEVEMENTS: COSMIC QUANTUM RAY: Pulcinella Award –The Best Animated TV Series, Hugo Television Awards – Certificate of Merit, Animated TV Series. Aimee Price: Boston International Film Festival, Jury Award, Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival and Eddy Award for the Best Narrative Short. Chekhova-Lison co-produced Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award, 2005 - presented by Sr. Ben Kingsley. ARTA (American Russian Theatrical Alliance), 2000-2002 - CEO/Executive Producer of Chekhov Shorts – a Night of Vaudeville, a stage production for the major opening event of new Santa Monica Boulevard in city of West Hollywood.